Why Choose Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Doernbecher patient Sienna Rose Balumas with her healthcare provider

Only at Doernbecher, will you find:

More pediatric specialists than anywhere else in Oregon

We have more than 1,000 doctors, nurses and staff all specially trained in pediatric care and dedicated exclusively to your child’s needs. That’s why more pediatricians and family medicine physicians from Oregon and southwest Washington refer their patients to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Complete range of pediatric care

A kid-friendly place

We recognize that kids must be kids, and that smiles are an important part of helping your child get better. That's why everything about Doernbecher is designed just for kids – from playrooms and playgrounds, to medical equipment and exam procedures.

Family centered care

We also understand that you and your family are your child's most important source of support and nurturing throughout their treatment and recovery. For that reason, we make sure you’re part of planning and decision-making on your child’s care. Together we’ll work as a team for the benefit of your child.

Breakthrough pediatric treatments

Doernbecher is part of Oregon’s only academic health center. We are the only place in the state where breakthrough pediatric research quickly translates into new treatments and life-changing care. We offer you and your child new hope.

Highest-quality pediatric care close to home

With specialty clinics throughout Oregon and southwest Washington, you won’t have to go far to find the type of pediatric care you surely expect – and deserve – for your child. Find a Doernbecher clinic near you.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

OHSU Doernbecher

Recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals

  • Recognized as the Consumer Choice by Portland-area residents for 13 consecutive years
  • Recognized by the Portland Business Journal survey of Oregon leaders as one of the most admired healthcare institutions in the state
  • Recognized as a trusted partner by pediatricians and family medicine providers in every Oregon county
  • Recognized as vital to children by thousands of generous donors each year